These healthy kid-friendly Vegetable Muffins are amazing for the whole family! A delicious and healthy breakfast or addition to a lunch box, these muffins are going make meals in your house a delicious and easier. Plus, I’ve included my recipe for veggie-loaded pizza muffins!
Vegetable muffins for kids
Veggies. We are all looking for creative and delicious ways to get more of them into our diets. And definitely ways to get more veggies into our kids’ bellies.
Believe it or not, veggie-loaded muffin recipes are a great vessel for vegetables and are a favorite snack, lunch box filling, and/or breakfast of many kiddos! They are often easy to whip up, simple to store, are perfectly portioned out for you and super handy to have for those (inevitable) mornings when a grab-and-go breakfast is needed!
Yep, veggie-loaded muffin recipes are the bee’s knees, in my book. Here are some tried-and-true, kid-approved, veggie-packed muffin recipes for you to keep on hand.
How to store vegetable muffins
I highly suggest storing pretty much all vegetable muffins in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Because they are often so moist from the added veggies (and usually fruit too), storing them in the refrigerator is your best bet for keeping them fresher longer and prevent molding. Just be sure to let them cool completely so you aren’t trapping moisture in the container with the muffins.
Another option is you you can freeze these muffins. I like to store vegetable muffins in a large freezer bag or freezer-safe large container once the muffins have totally cooled.
To defrost, I like to take them out of the freezer and leave them on the counter to thaw overnight. Or if you want one or two NOW, you can warm a muffin in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds.
These Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins are so easy to make, perfectly sweet, and made with so many good-for-you ingredients! Great as a healthy breakfast or snack, these muffins are hearty thanks to ground oats, sweetened with banana and a little maple syrup or honey, and packed with 2 cups of spinach! With over a hundred 5-star ratings, these spinach banana muffins are a must-make!
These savory Veggie-Loaded Pizza Muffins are easy to make at home in a muffin tin, quick to reheat, and a healthy idea for kids lunch boxes! The pizza muffins are made with white whole wheat flour, and packed with spinach, grated carrots and zucchini for a boost of vegetables in every bite!
Packed with flavor and good-for-you ingredients, these Morning Glory Muffins are a healthy and delicious way to start the day! Veggie-loaded and perfect for a snack or grab-and-go breakfast, these muffins have less sugar than other Morning Glory Muffin recipes, and instead use maple syrup or honey. They’re perfect for making ahead to make a busy day a little easier.
These Chocolate Protein Muffins are the perfect healthy breakfast! Packed with veggies AND protein from blended lentils (that you can't taste!), they’re delicious, easy to make, adaptable + super kid-approved!
Sweet PotatoPeanut Butter Muffins are easy peasy to whip up and a delicious way to get vitamin-rich sweet potato into your family’s bellies. Paired with delicious peanut butter and made with just 8 simple ingredients, these muffins make the perfect addition to any breakfast or are a healthy snack.
These Carrot Apple Vegan Muffins are kid-friendly, easy and as yummy as they are healthy! Made from oats, naturally sweetened and veggie-loaded, they are mixed entirely in your blender and are gluten free, dairy-free and egg-free!
You’ll love these easy, one-bowl banana zucchini muffins! They're lightly spiced with cinnamon, made with whole wheat flour, grated zucchini and mashed banana. Ready within 20 minutes, they’re a great healthy breakfast muffin, or a wholesome mid-day snack. Chocolate chips optional.
These healthy lunch box muffins are super easy to make and add so much goodness to any meal or snack! Naturally gluten free, packed with vegetables and naturally sweetened, they can easily be made nut free, dairy-free and egg-free.
These Savory Veggie Muffins are easy to make, full of healthy ingredients and are the perfect way to get more veggies in at any meal! Loaded with 3 different veggies (carrot, broccoli, zucchini), they are great for breakfast, in lunch boxes, or as a snack or a side to dinner!
These Veggie-Loaded Pizza Muffins are easy to make, quick to reheat, or perfect for a healthy lunch box. These healthy muffins are loaded with pizza flavor along with spinach, carrots, and zucchini for a boost of vegetables in every bite!
1/3cupchopped pepperoni, optional + extra for topping if desired
Preheat oven to 350℉ and line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
Place grated carrot and zucchini in a clean kitchen towel or paper tower and squeeze out as much moisture as you can.
To a large bowl, add carrot, zucchini, chopped spinach, egg, oil, milk, and tomato paste. Whisk to combine. Mix in garlic powder, dried oregano, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add flour and mix in with a large spoon or rubber spatula. Mix in 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella and most of the pepperoni, leaving some to decorate the top of the muffins.
Evenly divide the muffin batter between the muffin tin. Top each muffin with a sprinkle of the remaining ½ cup of cheese and a few pieces of pepperoni, if using.
Bake until a toothpick interested into the center of the center of a muffin comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes.
Allow muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooking rack to cool completely. Store muffins in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to a month.